Beyond the black box

Beyond the Black Box (Soft Launch)

An intimate and interactive in-person roundtable series hosted at Maxwell Chambers to engage with arbitration practitioners, users and industry experts about their experience specific to relevant issues in the industry. Topics will be proposed in advance and discussed from the floor on the day of the event.

Upcoming sessions

Unlocking Opportunities as an Aspiring Arbitrator

In the competitive arbitration landscape, securing the first appointment as an arbitrator is a significant milestone. Insights from experienced arbitrators in our #10QuestionswithMaxwell interview series on how aspiring and young arbitrators can get their first appointment emphasise gaining visibility and exposure through speaking engagements, contributing to publications, accumulating relevant experience, building rapport with arbitral institutions, and joining young practitioner groups. Patience, confidence and a strong personal brand are also highlighted as essential qualities for success.    

For our third roundtable session, join the facilitators Hazel Tang and Darius Chan to explore the important factors to consider in attaining the first appointment and more. This session is ideally suited for professionals seeking your first arbitrator appointment. 

Register your interest for the roundtable discussion. The number of participants will be limited to ensure the invitees have an opportunity participate in the discussion. Successful registrants will be notified by email as soon as possible.

Six Degrees of Separation - Independence, Impartiality, and Duty of Disclosure

There have been significant cases recently which considered the issues of bias and conflicts of interest in international arbitration. The need to ensure that justice is not only done but is also seen to be done in arbitration to resolve their disputes. What should an arbitrator disclose and what should the arbitrator do if being challenged by one of the parties. Are we being too sensitive or being too practical?

Join our facilitators Jern-Fei Ng KC and Delphine Ho as they explore the various types of conflicts of interest, and instances where a challenge based on conflicts crosses the line and becomes and abusive one.

Please note that the event has ended. Follow our LinkedIn page to keep updated on our new events. 

Beyond the Black Box: Resolving Disputes over the Implementation and Use of AI

Resolving Disputes over the Implementation and Use of AI

Does the use of AI itself create problems? Should corporate counsel and disputes practitioners be mindful of potential disputes? Or is this paranoia arising from a failure to understand how AI works?


  • Benson Lim, JWS Asia Law Corporation
  • Jae Hee Suh, Allen & Overy

Please note that the event has ended. Follow our LinkedIn page to keep updated on our new events. 

Moving Beyond the Diversity Checkbox

Date: July 2023. More details will be released closer to date. 



Arbitrators Selection – The Usual Suspects

Date: October 2023. More details will be released closer to date.



Please note your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation from Maxwell Chambers to the email address indicated on the form. For enquiries on this session, please email us at [email protected]

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i. Video Conferencing Platform
Video Conferencing
Real Time Transcription
vi.Intepretation and Translation
Interpretation and Translation
vii.ADR Support Services
ADR Support Services
v.Evidence Presentation
Evidence Presentation
iii. Case Management Platform
Case Management Platform
High-speed wireless internet access
Individually Secured Rooms
ii. Dedicated Virtual Hearing Moderator
Virtual Hearing Moderator and AV/IT Support
Business Centre
Exclusive lounge access for arbitrators